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Combinat: A Space Between Fashion and Art

Combinat: A Space Between Fashion and Art

A room for interaction of various disciplines and genres. A place for activities and events, an intermediate space of design and fine arts. Temporary exhibitions of two-dimensional format—paintings, photography, illustrations and commercial arts, as well as collections from new designers to be shown temporarily.

Interview with Maria Oberfrank, Combinat

Who/What are you?

A fashion allrounder.

What are your fields of activity?

I’m a fashion designer, the creative mind behind Combinat since 2005, and the co-founder of the MQ VIENNA FASHION WEEK since 2009.

How do you reach your goals?

With a lot of discipline, but also stubbornness, combined with a pinch of carefreeness.

What challenges do you face?

I always have to pool my strengths and concentrate.

What is important to you?

Teamwork and people with visions who also believe in them.

How big is your team?

It always depends on the project. Sometimes it’s only two members, sometimes around one hundred.

Since when have you been at Q21?

Since spring 2005, when I was able to move Combinat into the venerable former tack room. To me, it is the most beautiful room of the MQ.

A perfect work day starts with…

…an inspection round in the garden.

© Karin Cech Proksch Fotografie

AW18© ÃO, Foto: Alexandre Furcolin & Marcelo Mudou

Events & recommendations in September

MQ V F W.19 presented by ŠKODA

Date: Mon, September 9 to Sunday, September 15
Programme &

MQ Fashion Night

Date: Wed, September 11
Guided Tour: 20:00 @ Kunsthalle Wien
Fashion Shows: 22:00 @ Fashion tent

Exclusive Guided Tour at Kunsthalle Wien and fashion shows by ÃO (Artist-in-Residence of Q21 / MQ, Brazil), PITOUR (AUT) and KUBIDEZSE (AUT).

Friedrich Erhart: LAUF.SCHRITT

"Leben in Highspeed - unaufhaltsam - immer in Bewegung - in Eile - von A nach B - zum nächsten Termin …"

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KABINETT comic passage: Comic and related arts

Q21 Backstage: In the KABINETT comic passage located in the passage between Mariahilfer Strasse and Fürstenhof exhibitions dedicated to various forms of the combination of words and images (in common parlance: comics) are held. The passage comprises two and a half gallery spaces and a vending machine containing the publications accompanying the exhibitions. Curators: Thomas Kriebaum and Sibylle Vogel

ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival

Q21 Backstage: On July 11 the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Europe’s biggest event for contemporary dance and performance, opens. Until August 11, it invites you to experience great art on the most beautiful stages in Vienna as well as pleasantly cool museums around the MQ.

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